Who is Patrik Schick? Meet the man who broke Scotland hearts at Euro 2020

Patrik Schick has certainly made his mark on Euro 2020 with his incredible 47-yard goal against Scotland, so we take a closer look at the striker.

Patrik Schick scored one of the most memorable goals in European Championships history against Scotland, so it seems like a good time to take a closer look at 25-year-old striker.

Schick is a 6ft 2ins left-footed physical forward with a good reputation across Europe.

Beginning his career at Sparta Prague

In May 2014, Schick made his professional debut for Sparta Prague at the age of 18.

He played for the club during the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons. Overall, he made 10 appearances in all competitions and scored one goal which was in a Czech Cup match against 1. FK Pribam.

Despite remaining under contract with the club in the 2015/2016 campaign, he was loaned out to fellow Czech team Bohemians 1905. During his time there, he played 28 times, scoring eight goals.

Season at Sampdoria

Schick signed for Serie A side Sampdoria in the summer of 2016 and bagged his first goal for the club in a 4-1 defeat to away to Juventus on 26 October.

He only spent one season at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, but it was a successful one with him making 35 appearances in all competitions and scoring 13 times.

Failing two medicals at Juventus

After refusing to sign a contract extension with Sampdoria, the then Italian champions Juventus triggered Schick's release clause.

The move looked set to go through without a hitch, but he failed two separate medicals due to a heart problem, which ultimately led to Juventus pulling out of the deal.

Struggles at Roma

Due to being unable to complete his move to Juventus, Schick had to come up with a new plan and that turned out to be another Italian giant in A.S. Roma.

It didn't turn out to be a particularly fruitful move, though, with him disappointing for two seasons before it was decided it simply wasn't a good fit.

Ahead of the 2019/2020 season, Schick was loaned out to Bundesliga club RB Leipzig where his fortunes improved. He made 28 appearances there in all competitions and scored 10 times.

Move to for Bayer Leverkusen

Patrik Schick joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2020
Patrik Schick joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2020

Schick eventually left Roma for good in September 2020 to permanently join Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal for a fee reportedly to be around €26.5million

In his first full campaign at the club, he had his joint-best goal-scoring season in all competitions when he bagged 13 in 36 matches.

Record for Czech Republic

When it comes to playing for his country, Schick has a very impressive goal-scoring record at the time of writing of 13 in 27 matches.

Two of those goals came in Czech Republic's opening match of Euro 2020 against Scotland at Hampden Park, with his second particularly memorable.

The Bayern Leverkusen star found the net from 49.7 yards, which is the furthest out goal at the European Championships since 1980.

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Schick was a regular though all the age groups for the Czech Republic and got his first taste of senior involvement when he was called into a pre-Euro 2016 training squad.

He didn't make the cut for the tournament itself, but he scored his first goal in senior international football in their warm-up win over Malta.

It was not until 2018 when he became a regular in the side, but since then Schick has been a consistent goal-getter for the Czech Republic.